Hi all, looks like a great place!
I have a 5 Month old German Shepherd Girl, she has high drive and good focus, and is doing really well with her basic obed and general manners.
Her brain is like a sponge at the moment, and im finding she is focusing too much on her ball (great training aide i know, but i already have a ball crazy cavalier..one is enough!)
I would like to channel this energy into something more constructive.
I would like to teach her to reconize the individual family members (Myself, husband & 3 Kids) by their names, with the end goal being her able to find/alert the requested person, take things, retrieve from etc
IE: Find Luke (my Son)
Take it to Dad (phone or whatever)
I have a vague idea in my head, but would really apreciate input from other trainers with how they would/did go about it.
I want a solid training plan set out before i start to set a solid base and hopefully avoid stuffing up or confusion!!